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Ocean Views Artist Retreat Stroll to the Beach

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10+)

OCEAN TRAILS MENDOCINO ARTIST RETREAT

Get away to the glorious Mendocino coast and stay in a truly inspired dream house -- local artist Erin Dertner’s appointed getaway by the sea, receiving guests since the Spring of 2009. Boasting four bedrooms all with ocean views, 4 full baths, a large great room and a pool parlor that can become a 5th bedroom. The Retreat is spacious and non-allergenic, with mostly tile and hardwood floors. Enjoy the outdoor area with large gas grill and 2 picnic tables and a new (2015) 60 jet, 6 person, hot tub. Fenced-in area great for dogs to hang out.

Only 1.5 mi north of the village of Mendocino, yet far enough away to experience total peace and quiet. Russian Gulch State Park borders part of the house, and its a pleasant stroll on our private lane right into the park entrance (free admission for walk-ins) where you can walk along the headland trails, see a sinkhole, walk to the beach, hike to a waterfall, bike on a path through the gulch, and have glorious picnics on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Enjoy the ample “cook’s kitchen”, the expansive deck and the comfortable quarters, complete with Erin’s artwork adorning every room. We're on the west/ocean side of highway 1 in a location many consider to be the most desirable for vacation homes in Mendocino, with ocean views to the south and west, from the living area and from all the bedrooms.

Perfect for 8 people, but can accommodate 2 extra people comfortably and seat 10 at the dining table; there is room to sleep more people, but please inquire as approval is needed. The master has a king bed and lavish bath with a 2 person shower and giant tub. A 2nd large room with king bed has its own bath with shower, while a queen bedded room and a bedroom with a set of twins (that can be made into a king) share a roomy bath with large shower. The living room and both king bedded rooms have ample floor space for futons while the entry/pool room has a trundle for 2, which is also connected to the 4th full bathroom. With televisions in the living room and Art Studio room, many books, board games and your own pool hall, this is a perfect spot for groups of all ages.

The vacation home is regularly monitored by the owners to maintain quality, and is professionally managed, to give guests at Ocean Trails a worry-free vacation experience.

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More Details

Owner
Kim Hodges
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Kim Hodges

Hardy and Kim Hodges have been in real estate for over 15 years and continually seek hidden gems---this dream vacation home in Mendocino, appointed by well-known local artist Erin Dertner, is sure to satisfy. We have been operating vacation rentals in the NYC area for about ten years, and have experience ensuring our guests have a great, relaxing, time.

Personal interests include cosmology, hiking and bicycling, and traveling the world with our two daughters. Our primary home is in Marin County (CA), across the Golden Gate bridge from San Francisco.

Why Kim Hodges chose Mendocino

Location, location, and views! Virtually 'next door' to Mendocino Village, but in a quiet and exclusive neighborhood widely considered the most desirable location for vacation renting on the north coast. The Retreat borders Russian Gulch State Park, an amazing park with trails, bluffs, beach, waterfalls, and biking---accessed by an easy stroll into park. And then the lovely ocean views...

What makes this house unique

Guest Comments: 'The bed was so comfortable that we went home and bought the same kind.' 'We leave here happy, peaceful and rested.' 'Loved every minute here, you thought of everything, the view, the remodel, the stove...we are looking forward to returning soon.' 'Your kitchen is equipped better than my house and I've lived there for 10 years!' 'We absolutely loved everything about your house. Looking from this gorgeous view was a real treat. You had all the amenities of any first rate spa, except no spa is surrounded by such gorgeous artwork.' 'We had a wonderful time in your home and truly appreciate your work in accomodating all TEN of us. It is amazingly spacious and has the most gorgeous view over lovely gardens, natural habitat and the sea. On the morning we left, two deer ambled into the driveway and helped themselves to some of your flora. Since we live in the city, it was a thrill to see them 'up close and personal,' as my daughter likes to say. I also appreciated all of the little touches you arranged and the ample use of your kitchenware!'

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Loved every minute here, you thought of everything, the view, the remodel, the stove...we are looking forward to returning soon." "Your kitchen is equipped better than my house and I've lived there for 10 years!" "We absolutely loved everything about your house. Looking from this gorgeous view was a real treat. You had all the amenities of any first rate spa, except no spa is surrounded by such gorgeous artwork." "We had a wonderful time in your home and truly appreciate your work in accomodating all TEN of us. It is amazingly spacious and has the most gorgeous view over lovely gardens, natural habitat and the sea. On the morning we left, two deer ambled into the driveway and helped themselves to some of your flora. Since we live in the city, it was a thrill to see them "up close and personal," as my daughter likes to say. I also appreciated all of the little touches you arranged and the ample use of your kitchenware!"
Jan 2010
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Amenities

Mendocino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 full bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 portable futons
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Ocean Views Artist Retreat Stroll to the Beach
average rating of 4.62 based on 52 reviews
Oakland, CA
5

Absolutely Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely amazing! We rented this house for 3 days for our annual reunion of college friends and felt right at home. We cooked in the fabulous kitchen, soaked in the hot tub, enjoyed the beautiful porch and views of the sea, and loved our walks to the bluffs at Russian Gulch and the nearby Pt Cabrillo Lighthouse. The house was clean and well stocked. We would love to return to this property for future gatherings. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This was a wonderful house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our visit! Plenty of rooms and nice community spaces. We took advantage of the pool table, hot tub, games and movies the hosts provided. We did yoga on the deck with an amazing ocean view. It was a quick walk to the beach or the cliffs at the most beautiful state park I’ve ever been to. Thanks for a wonderful stay. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Santa Rosa CA USA
5

Wonderful early Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed our comfortable getaway after enduring the fires at home. The house was peaceful, beautiful and the perfect size for us. We would definitely love to visit again.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Check out is too early and not possible to eat breakfast and leave place as requested.

  • 4 of 5

We had a fabulous time!!

Is an amazing house with views of the ocean and enough accomodations for our family with all the necessities of a home and we had great service in getting us the Wi-Fi working again.

Only the Artist's shower did not have enough water pressure to use, and wish check out was a couple of hours later for we all felt rushed getting ready, with no room to make and eat breakfast in order to leave place as requested.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great property in a beautiful location!

  • 4 of 5

This home was perfect for 12 girlfriends celebrating a friends 60th birthday. Lots of indoor and outdoor space for all our activities. Great access to the state park with hiking trails and picnic areas.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern California
5

Love this house and love this location!!

  • 5 of 5

When you walk into this house you just feel home. It's charming, cozy, in a great location, has everything you need and more. The layout is perfect for families, especially if you have kids. Wish it was my full time home! Will definitely rent again!! Thank you, thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Patterson's Pub
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Little River Inn

Too many great restaurants to list. Aquatic center with water slide in nearby Fort Bragg. Pt. Cabrillo Lighthouse less than 5 minutes by car. Mendocino village 2-3 minutes by car. Russian Gulch State Park 5 minute walk to entrance. Big River Beach in Mendocino, 4 minutes by car.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

There is a Pet fee of $20 per pet per night--- the fee is accounted and billed separately and not included in VRBO quote since VRBO cannot account for multiple pets or nights. If 2 nights are booked in low season the rate is $900 for both nights---the rate calculated from VRBO is incorrect if the 2 nights are not both on fri and sat.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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